President

Ronnie Reid

President

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Hi! My name is Ronnie Reid and I’m honoured to have been elected President for 2017-2018. My role is a representative one. From the media to the local community and University, it is my responsibility to put forward the views of students to summarise and improve your experience here at Newcastle.

On top of my very important representative functions, I also have a set of manifesto pledges which I  continue to work on. From typing exams to launching The Speaker Series, I’m very excited to make changes which will make our university experience even better. You can check out the status of my commitments below.

Newcastle has been by far and away both the best and biggest experience of my life, and it would be a pleasure to be a part of maximising your enjoyment of this great University.

5 posts
Last post 01 Dec 2017
  • Reiding between the lines - December President Fri 01 Dec 2017 10:29 It seems like yesterday that bags were being unpacked, books being purchased and 9am attendances remained at 100%, but before...
  • Reiding between the lines - November President Wed 25 Oct 2017 11:42 Reiding Between the Lines - November Welcome to Reiding between the lines, my new blog updating students, staff and everyone else...
  • Martin Luther Who? President Fri 24 Feb 2017 11:23 On 13th November 1967, Newcastle University awarded Dr Martin Luther King an honorary degree, the only UK University to...
  • End of a Cheera President Mon 09 Mar 2015 11:45 Term 2 started off with an incredible rag week, and although I had been on committee the past two years...
  • Pres rewind President Tue 04 Nov 2014 16:47 6 weeks in and I already got myself draped over the front of the Union - and that's not after...

Objectives

 

From the manifestos that they were elected on, each Sabbatical Officer has chosen six objectives to focus on. During the year they will be updating their progress by colour coding each objective:

  • Green – Complete
  • Amber – In Progress
  • Red – Can’t Do
  • Grey – Not Started

Click on each box to find out more about how they are getting on.

This policy is to be piloted over the January 2018 exam period. NUSU will then begin the process of writing a report to present to the university.

Updated 06.11.17

As of November 2017, I have joined up with TedX Society to ensure we can maximise the number of interesting speakers coming onto our campus. The Speaker of the House of Commons will also visit in February 2018.

Updated 06.11.17

I have launched NUSU Affordability 2018 which is a campaign focused on value for money for students. So far we have been able to secure a position on important student finance committee’s, as well as develop a £3 meal deal in the Library which is reflective of VAT and rent exemptions.

Updated 06.11.17

I continue to work with the University in implementing an online GP registration service. Talks have been encouraging and I hope to have a more concrete update in the New Year.

Updated 06.11.17

I have this month launched The Placement Portal which works with the University to support students who are unsure about taking a placement. In February 2018 I will begin my second employability campaign named Sort Your Summer in which the Union and Careers Service will work together to help all students find vital work and internship experience over the long summer break.

Updated 06.11.17

 

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